Anaheim, CA
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Living in Anaheim


Anaheim is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 352,005 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Anaheim is the tenth largest community in California.

Housing costs in Anaheim are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities, Anaheim isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Anaheim are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anaheim is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anaheim who work in office and administrative support (12.57%), sales jobs (10.89%), and management occupations (8.37%).

Also of interest is that Anaheim has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Anaheim is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Anaheim is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

Of the large cities in America, Anaheim is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 80.07% of people in Anaheim drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Anaheim, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The percentage of people in Anaheim who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.49% of adults in Anaheim have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Anaheim in 2010 was $27,501, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,004 for a family of four. However, Anaheim contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Anaheim is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anaheim home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Anaheim, accounting for 53.98% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Anaheim residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Anaheim include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Anaheim's cultural character, accounting for 36.64% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Anaheim is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.